Yes, were in the middle of CES 2021, however were likewise on the eve of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21. Let us be truthful with ourselves, the rising disappointment from an unhappy reporter at not having the ability to physically go to a major tech show often leads to a moody post and ramblings which will most likely be of little interest to you readers.
And the concept of composing yet another article on the action of the tech giants showing at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “new normal” era makes my hair stand on end as I feel like Ive been harping about this theme for months. No, today, there will be no introspection, no journal excerpt. Rather, Im returning to what interests me: technology.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will unveil its new high-end smartphone, the Galaxy S21. Whatever people say across the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and probably the most eagerly waited for Android smart device in the technosphere as of right now. Thats the case every year. “Come on, Antoine, a little originality please”, you think, and the tapping of keyboards has currently started. Hold your horses, Im getting there!
I do not desire any more boring, generic Samsung flagships
The reason Im eluding so much is to show how tiring the high-end smartphone market has actually been to me. I dont have another word for it. And the smart device that has characterized this boring-ness, by not being exceptional in any way is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You currently know the tune, youve probably had the ability to review a number of my short articles what I think about this device. “Lack of ambition/20” or “Galaxy Nothankyou 20”, thats how I titled evaluation test at the release of its pedecessors
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 represents nearly whatever the Samsung Galaxy S21 should not be/ © NextPit
EUR2020: Thats the rate I would have had to invest to own the only smartphone that really impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
Whatever individuals say throughout the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most excitedly waited for Android mobile phone in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the base model to dare to show off an unsightly plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default choice on all variants, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. Speaking of mobile phones in its basic format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the most ingenious gadget producer on the market for years now to bend to the unbearably self-righteous and naive position of Apple by offering its battery charger independently. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want to feel like Im being fooled with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon variation.
I am all right with a four-digit cost tag. I am cool if I need to resell my present handset and iPad 2019 to raise some funds. However Im not going to invest the equivalent of 2 months minimum wage to purchase a high-end smartphone. On the other hand, I dont wish to absolutely lose sight of this market sector either. I do not have an “ideological” rejection of flagships. Im not opposed on concept to the idea of a mobile phone being more expensive than others just since it is in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself staying sane if the only mobile phones readily available to the average person are the 25 mid-range variations of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still wish to have an interest in flagships, but only if theyre intriguing enough. Why focus everything on one product, make it the cornerstone of its yearly balance sheet, the standard bearer of its know-how, if it is reserved for just 1% of consumers?
A smartphone is not a high-end product. It is even thought about as an important excellent today.
A flagship should have a philosophy of being accessible to everybody. Not a populist program, but popular by option and is by no ways elitist. And, regardless of the reputation of being anti-Samsung that Ive gained since I signed up with NextPit, I remain positive and believe in Samsung to break the regimen of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 might not just mark a revival at Samsung, however it might likewise reanimate the very concept of a flagship smart device. At the minimum, I hope so.
Its nearly here. Stay tuned for the #ExynosOn. #Exynos _ is_back https://t.co/bEfaV2qxWv pic.twitter.com/kqJGxNy4MN– Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos).
January 12, 2021.
Even if all of these needs, which I provide in the manner of a spoiled child, come real by some wonder, they will be in vain if the Samsung Galaxy S21 stays unaffordable.
I want a Samsung Galaxy S21 that makes all of my dreams come real and is accessible.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this post, as typical. But I would likewise like to remind you that the smartphone that made me dream the most this year and even revived a tip of hope in my now-numb heart is likewise a Samsung design: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
But as gorgeous as the few weeks I spent with this gem in my hands were, I constantly knew full well that this was an above-ground product, one that was not produced me, which was even developed so that I might not manage to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want a REAL flagship. What I imply by that is, I dont want an unattainable technological display that holds out the prospect of a trickle-down of a development that will take 5 years to become commonplace.
Nor do I want a flagship that slaps a EUR2,000 price in my face so that I can hope to feel even a little emotion, enjoyment and question a product. Dont get me incorrect, Im not hoping for an inexpensive flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine procedures have not made me go totally out of my mind. I want a flagship that makes me dream while being available to the average consumer.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the base model to attempt to reveal off an unsightly plastic back. And the design teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has actually so far made me optimistic.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default choice on all variations, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. Samsung cant do things in halves, specifically not this year.
Mentioning smartphones in its standard format, when it pertains to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the most ingenious device manufacturer on the market for several years now to bend to the naive and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by selling its charger individually. This is not a sincere effort or an ethical choice to conserve the planet. Its a deceitful and insidious marketing strategy to increase ones margins by using the customers emotions and blackmailing them at the expenditure of ones carbon footprint.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want to feel like Im being tricked with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version. I understand Samsungs persistence on its exclusive chip and I respect it. The manufacturer has listened well (in a method, at least based on dripped benchmark results) to the grievances of testers and users.
Samsung knows that it can not continue to market 2 different versions with various efficiency levels but at the very same cost. As soon as again mark a self-evident and clear development, the Samsung Galaxy S21 need to. The Exynos vs Snapdragon debate need to no longer exist and Samsung has no choice however to reverse the trend and produce a surprise.